Book Club Blogs

Free copies of our April book are now available!!!

As Texans, we enjoy our food. As we switch our focus from the Civil War, we will be turning our eyes and stomachs to “America’s Native Nut,” the nutritious and delicious pecan. We consume pecans in our salads, our ice cream, in pralines and pies, yet we do not know how it has impacted our lives and our history. That is why we have chosen Dr. James McWilliam’s book, “The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut” as our book for April.

McWilliams_F13_c

Award winning chef Shawn Brock calls The Pecan “a fascinating and informative journey…that really makes you respect the pecan when it comes time to put it on the plate.”

UT Press has kindly provided us with 10 free copies of this wonderfully delicious book.To receive one of the free books, comment below, “I would like a free copy,” and be sure to email your name and mailing address to bookgroup@texaspbs.org. You would be nuts to pass this book up!

Our chat with Dr. James McWilliams will take place on Wednesday, May 7th.

We hope that everyone is enjoying Why Texans Fought in the Civil War!

Our chat with Dr. Grear, author of Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, will take place on Monday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to see an interactive map by Texas Slavery Project showing the change in both the slave and slaveholding population of Texas between 1837 and 1845.

Still need a copy of the book?  You can buy one here from Texas A&M University Press.

Thank you!!!

Tonight’s chat was AWESOME!!!!  Go to our book group’s main page to check out the conversation we had with Drs. Weber and Latimore.  Thank you for participating, y’all!  We can’t wait to hear from you Monday, March 24th when we talk to Dr. Grear about Why Texans Fought in the Civil War.

Grearjacket

Free copies of our March book selection are now available!

 

Grearjacket

We hope that y’all are excited for our discussion of America’s War this Wednesday evening!

For our March book chat we will be reading Why Texans Fought in the Civil War by Dr. Charles Grear of Prairie View A&M University.  This selection will build on our discussion of America’s War by exploring why Texans decided to fight for the Confederacy.

Civil War Book Review had the following to say about Why Texans Fought in the Civil War:

“. . . first-rate work on the motivations of Texans to fight in the Civil War. . . a well-written and exhaustively researched book. . . will appeal to both scholars and general readers. . . “

Texas A&M Press has provided us with five free copies Why Texans Fought in the Civil War!  To receive one of the free books, comment below, “I would like a free copy,” and be sure to email your name and mailing address to bookgroup@texaspbs.org.

Our chat with Dr. Grear will take place on Monday, March 24, so order your copy soon!

Are you ready to talk about America’s War Wednesday night?!

We are! Don’t forget to set an email reminder for the chat on our book group’s page: https://texasourtexas.texaspbs.org/book-club/.

We will “see” you Wednesday night at 7:30 pm! Come with great questions for Drs. Weber and Latimore.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

HTx_logo_color_trans_LoRes